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Software for automatic translation *to* your native language is useful.
 Given the knowledge of your own language, it's often easy to deduce
what the computer meant despite the inevitable translation errors.  In
the event of some nonsensical output, you can always look it up manually.

Automatic translation *from* your native language is a bad idea,
especially when posted to a mailing list without the original text.
Translation software is a very lossy form of communication-- much of
what you are trying to express will be lost.